You Can’t Go Wrong at The Wright

You Can’t Go Wrong at The Wright

On a recent press outing, I had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast at The Wright—the restaurant located in the famed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, named after the museum’s architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Italian coffee company Lavazzahosted the event, and guests were treated to a number of pastries and robust Lavazza coffee, whipped into everything from lattes and cappuccinos to iced blends. While enjoying my cup o’ joe, I enjoyed the laid-back ambiance of the space—a large, cafeteria-style room with navy blue benches and minimalist white chairs that perfectly reflect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School architectural style. Pops of color come in the form of warm-hued planks, which cascade down from the white walls. Although I enjoyed Lavazza’s offerings at the event, I can’t wait to go back to taste what The Wright’s chefs cook up, including delectable dishes like Rolatini di Pollo (mozzarella, spinach & prosciutto stuffed chicken with polenta) and Pan-Roasted Hanger Steak, with Sautéed Broccoli Rabe and Potato Puree.

So, why was the event held on famed Museum Mile? Well, Lavazza sponsors the Guggenheim’s current exhibition, Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, and guests were given the opportunity to check out the exhibit—the first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, which examines (through more than 300 works) the historical sweep of the movement from its inception (with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909) through its demise at the end of World War II. The exhibition is on view thru Sept. 1.

Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

 

 

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